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Now Hiring Coastal STEM Hub Director

August 5, 2017

Sea Grant is seeking a Coastal STEM Hub Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is a regional cross-sector collaborative working to improve and guide integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Oregon coastal communities. The collaborative has been designated as a STEM hub by the State of Oregon. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub seeks a [...]

A Great Part-Time Opportunity For an Innovative Middle School Science Teacher

July 31, 2017

National Science Foundation is looking to hire an innovative middle school science teacher who is well-versed in NGSS, uses formative assessment to inform instruction, and utilizes technology in the classroom. This is paid ($50/hr) part time (2-4 hours/week) consulting work and will be a year round project though the timing is flexible and the work can be done remote (e.g., working from home in yoga pants is cool). NSF provides a classroom of Google cardboards to the middle-school teacher [...]

STEMx Solar Eclipse Teaching Resource

July 31, 2017

    Total solar eclipses aren’t too rare, in principle. As Vox notes in the video above, they happen around once every 18 months. But they don’t land in the U.S. very often. The last time you could see one in the continental states was 1979! STEMconnector is hosting a national webinar, Proven Computer Science and Career Awareness Strategies, on August 9 at 11 AM EST. The webinar will feature leaders who are and have served in federal, national, state and corporate roles about [...]

Crypto Club Educator Pilot

July 28, 2017

The CryptoClub curriculum teaches cryptography and mathematics to middle-grade students grades 6 – 8 in afterschool settings. This pilot consists of a set of three trainings over the next year that will provide a scaffolding to support educators over a year of exploring math and cryptography with CryptoClub Materials. Coaching and Webinars will be available throughout the three sessions for the cohort of educators who sign on for this awesome opportunity! There will be two cohorts running [...]

Web Literacy Educator Training

July 28, 2017

OregonASK will be starting a year long Mozilla Web Literacy pilot this August. The pilot will consist of three educator trainings from August 2017 to March 2018. Each training will go over new web literacy content for upper elementary and middle school aged youth, including 21st Century Skills outlined by Mozilla, as well as best practices for teaching STEM and Computer Science. Please register to participate in this set of trainings, which will also include webinar refresher training and [...]

Picture Perfect STEMposium Oct 12-13

July 26, 2017

Join the authors of Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons and discover how to use picture books to inspire Elementary STEM. Description: Combine elementary level science and literacy instruction—and now technology, engineering, and math, as well—with Picture-Perfect Science. The award-winning NSTA program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K–5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Choose from a 2-day STEMposium or a [...]

Finding the Hook: August 14-17

July 25, 2017

Oregon teachers:  Register for this four-day summer workshop! Title: Finding the Hook: Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Using Oregon’s Sustainable Fisheries Location: Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR Dates: Monday, August 14th 8:00am to Thursday, August 17th 5:00pm For: Oregon teachers grades 4-12 Cost: $50 to register; All participants will receive a $200 stipend upon completion of the workshop. Download a Flyer | Register to Attend [...]

Early Childhood STEM Investigations

July 25, 2017

Educators of children ages 3-7: Register for this online STEM course that begins August 15th! Download a Flyer | Register to Attend Course: Early Childhood STEM Investigations Facilitator: Jennifer Thompson, Preschool and Elementary  Division Director, NSTA Cost: FREE for educators in the Oregon Coast STEM Hub region. Non-Coast educators are welcome as space allows, but must purchase their own books (see below). Description: Young children are genuinely curious and inventive as they explore [...]

2017 Ambitious Math and Science Summer Institute

June 13, 2017

The OSU Math Science Summer Institute is only weeks away. There are still spots available for the June 27 to 30 institute if you haven’t registered yet. Registration is free and includes some meals. In order to reserve your space you will still need to register at the following link: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/ You can also view the institute overview at this link: https://drive.google.com/ This should prove to be a unique and exciting program with opportunities to explore math and [...]

Free Workshop for High School and Community College STEM Educators

June 13, 2017

Natural Products Workshop for STEM Educators July 10-11, 2017 at OSU – Cascades campus in Bend, OR Michael Freitag, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Sandra Loesgen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry Kristina Smith, Instructor, OSU-Cascades   Explore how OSU researchers are isolating and characterizing novel antibiotics from Oregon soil microbes and  engineering fungal strains to express new compounds. Discussions and molecular biology lab experiments: [...]
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